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Author:  Margaret R.  Moreland, J.D., M.S.L.S..

Source: Volume 01, Number 06, September/October 2000 , pp.89-91(3)

Correctional Health Care Report

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What Is Required to Safeguard the Due Process Rights of an Inmate Who Refuses Medication? U.S. v. Morgan, 193 F.3d 252 (4th Cir. 1999), again raises the question of the involuntary treatment of prisoners, specifically with anti-psychotic medication. Do The Employees of Correctional Facilities Also Have A Right To Be Protected From The Dangers of Second- Hand Smoke? What Is the Obligation of a Member of a Quality Assurance Committee? The Sixth Circuit recently affirmed a lower court decision granting summary judgment in favor of the defendant in a case where a registered nurse employed by the Department of Corrections claimed that she was retaliated against because she had lawfully exercised her First Amend-ment right to free speech. If There Is a Possibility That a Plaintiff Might Win Based On the Alleged Facts, Courts Are Reluctant to Grant Summary Judgment for Defendants, Thereby Effectively Deciding the Case Before the Jury Has a Chance to Consider the Facts. Should a Company That Provides Health Services to Prisoners Be Held Responsible for the Actions of Its Employees?

Keywords: U.S. v. Brandon, Washington v. Harper, Muller v. Costello, DeBruyn v. Jackson, Chavez v. Cady, Stillwell v. Conceco

Affiliations:  1: Pace University School of Law Library.

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